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Sample Problem 3 A footing 1 meter square carries a total load, including its own weight, of 59,130 kg. The base of the footing is at a depth of 1 m below the ground surface. The soil strata at the site consist of a layer of stiff saturated cla;y 27.5 m thick overlying dense sand. The average density of the clay is 1846 kg/m3. Given is Terzaghis ultimate bearing capacity for square footings:

Q-59,130 kg p 1846 kg/m2 c1605 kg/m2 Pat 1965 kg/m a. Determine the gross foundation pressure. b. Determine the overburden pressure c. Determine the ultimate beating capacity of the soil Assuming local shear failure, determine the ultimate bearing capacity of the soil. d. Answer: a) 580 kPa; b) 18.11 kPa; c) 1242 kPa; d) 555.81 kPa

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